Lightworker May 2010
The Energy Issue
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Has your month been one of joy and contentment? Or were struggles and doubts more prevalent? Regardless of the answer, simply know that as of this moment, your life begins afresh. Yes, it does. For that is the beauty of life; in every moment we can make new choices, think diﬀerent thoughts and create greater realities. Do not let the past trap you in its lure, for it will always seek to do so. Instead, choose to believe in a diﬀerent, better future. The theme of Energy is particularly appropriate when the topic of climate change and its potential impact on Mother Earth is often found amongst media headlines. In this May edition, we explore two meanings of the word – both in environmental and vibrational contexts ‐ for at their heart, they are one and the same. The Energy supplement highlights ecological solutions to heighten awareness of our role as mere custodians who are re‐ sponsible for treading gently on this planet, and leaving but a faint footprint. They are not advertisements. I wish you all an energised, authentic and insightful month ahead! Love and light
Rachel Willis Editor Rachel@LightworkerMag.com
Contents:Features page 9 Eco‐Energetics: A Call for Vibrational Climate Change
page 29 Glow with Health & Wellbeing
page 43 Once Upon a Time...
page 31 Lightworker in Training
page 45 Words of Wisdom
page 33 Lightworker Challenge
page 46 Lightworker Loves...
page 17 Powerfully Magnetize Your Life
page 34 The Businessman
page 47 Paulo Coelho
page 19 Faeries: The Custodians of Mother Earth
page 35 Studying at the University of Life
page 49 The List
page 13 Negative Energy Zooming Around the Drama Triangle
page 23 The Alpha and The Omega
page 39 The Authenticity Diary
page 51 Featured Lightworker: Jamie Oliver
page 25 United we thrive... READER RESPONSES We love hearing from you! TWITTER
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Focus the Light Hope Knows no fear. Hope dares to blossom Even inside the abysmal abyss. Hope secretly feeds And strengthens Promise. Sri Chinmoy
Do you want to connect with more like‐minded people? Do you want to do more to help the global energy shift? And do you want to share your wisdom with greater collective intent? Then ‘Focus the Light’ groups are for you! These groups will be held around the world for those committed to the art of positive living. The concept is simple – to co‐create, using thought, discussion and intention. By talking in small, focused, group settings, we unlock the wisdom that already lies within each of us, just waiting to be shared with our peers and beyond... Each month there will be a diﬀerent topic, and 3 discussion questions within that, which form the focus of the co‐creation. The groups will also include a short meditation to ground the creation into reality. Everyone will receive the opportunity to share insights ‐ where they resonate with the topic ‐ and then you take the energy and wisdom that is created into the ‘real’ world, applying and oﬀering wherever relevant. The Universe will bring those opportunities to you, in the spirit of synchronocity and co‐creation. There will also be global interaction between the groups via Lightworker Magazine’s Posterous page and the Facebook fan page. The co‐creations, progress and feedback from these global groups will be published in Lightworker Magazine every month.
The aims of the ‘Focus the Light’ groups: ‐ to encourage people to talk ‐ to raise individual awareness ‐ to learn from each other ‐ to create change, via many individual energy shifts that contribute to the global energy shift of the planet
Co-creation: Defined in this context as the process of creating a new energy - harnessing your uniqueness with the uniqueness of others, along with the infinite energy of the Universe.
Join a Group The ﬁrst group meeting will be held during the second week of May. To ﬁnd out more, contact your nearest group leader. And if there isn’t a local meeting, why not create a Focus the Light group of your own! Contact Mel@lightworkermag.com for more information.
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Eco-Energetics: A Call for Vibrational Climate Change Kimberley Jones
Negative Energy Zooming Around the Drama Triangle Sarah Briggs
Powerfully Magnetize Your Life Jennifer Thompson
Faeries: The Custodians of Mother Earth Flavia‐Kate Peters
The Alpha and The Omega Tom Evans, The Bookwright
United we thrive... Sondra Schmid
It’s time to wake up!
Eco-Energetics: A Call for Vibrational Climate Change
Everything is Energy
As within, so without
We are told by new science that every‐ thing we experience as solid ‘stuﬀ’ in the world is in fact energy organised as waves or particles. Even our physical bodies and the chair you are sitting on right now are made of energy.
As we think, so we are.
Anyone involved in the healing arts will also know about ‘subtle energy’; the essence of consciousness (thought, feeling and awareness) that moves within and around our bodies and the physical realm, imbuing it with certain qualities. As an energy intuitive, I know that these two types of energy are in constant dialogue and dance with one another, creating a hugely powerful eﬀect on our world. It is this dance that forms the essence of Eco‐Energetics.
BIOG Kimberley Jones is an energy intuitive, visionary and master healer known as ‘The Lightworker’s Lightworker’. A steward of personal and planetary transformation, Kimberley is passionate about teaching ‘Conscious Living’ and ‘Energy Intelligence’ as 21st Century life skills.
We see what we expect to see, and we aﬀect and eﬀect our environment based on the state of our own con‐ sciousness and our own energy. 90% of our mental activity is unconscious. We have thousands of thoughts a minute and are only conscious of a few. Every‐ thing we’ve experienced is recorded in our energy ﬁelds. These ‘recordings’ continue to play over and over again, transmitting a ‘signal’ or vibrational output that prompts a creative eﬀect on our lives and our world. This is why each of us becoming more consciously aware is attributed as the solution to improving our lives and the state of the world. At the moment, we see a world in trouble, a world largely created by an unconscious population. We disconnected from our creative power and lost sight of the fact that each of our inner worlds is constantly creating the outer one. If our inner worlds are in a mess and we are unaware of this, we will go around creating, attracting and manifesting an outer world which is also in a mess. Lightworkermag.com
Take the law of attraction for example. This law dictates that it is our vibra‐ tional output that is the main creative force when we want to manifest some‐ thing into our lives. And there is plenty of information out there to help ensure you are sending out the right signals to get what you want. Eco‐energetics in‐ vites you to apply this not just to what you want for yourself, but also to other
At this very moment, 1% of the 6 billion people on earth hold almost half the global wealth. 200,000 acres of rainforest are burned every day. We use 1,000 barrels of oil a second and live in over‐crowded, emotion‐ ally disconnected towns and cities. Enough is enough. It’s time to understand how this happened. It’s time to reclaim our creative power and to embrace a positive personal and collective future.
As custodians of Mother Earth, what we do in the world is important, but it is HOW we live, think, feel, love and behave ‐ plus the quality of our energy whilst doing those things ‐ that creates our world. The energy of our thoughts and feelings is also absorbed into the ‘stuﬀ’ of the physical world around us.
90% of our mental activity is unconcious
people and our physical world. We can’t have it one way and not the other. We are willing to embrace our creative, vibrational power when it comes to ﬁnding love or making money, but not so keen to accept the same level of creative responsibility when it comes to the state of our planet. Toxic thoughts carry an energy that attracts, manifests and creates a toxic environment. The process is exactly the same as when we use our thoughts to create a loving feeling and loving en‐ ergy to attract love into our lives. The universal laws operate in exactly the same way for toxic thoughts as they do for loving, positive ones. There is no judgement in nature. What is YOUR ‘Energy Footprint’? We know about the Carbon Footprint but how about your ‘Energy Footprint’? How much do you give out? How much do you take? Are you walking around may 2010
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in a state of energetic debt, greed and tracts, manifests and creates more hoarding? How aware are you of your anger. Of course we care, but we must vibrational mark on the world? manage our energy so we can transform the ‘signal’ to passion and creativity. Please don’t judge or berate yourself if you notice you are walking around This is an invitation to become aware in fear, anger, worry or frustration. of what you are thinking and feeling Simply become aware of the energy whilst out and about in the world. It is you are giving out. As soon as you be‐ an opportunity to think about what you come lovingly aware of it, you are free would like YOUR Energetic Footprint to choose another way. The energetic to be on this planet. What would you environment around you will instantly like your vibrational legacy to be to this shift. If you feel a bit down, irritated or world? You leave an imprint wherever upset, don’t try to suppress the feelings you go, every day, no one leaves with‐ because that merely ampliﬁes their vi‐ out a trace…. brational output. Instead, you change them by loving, accepting, relaxing and The Subtle Energy Crisis breathing into them, and then choos‐ ing new ones. An energy deﬁcit on the planet is the external manifestation of an energy This subtle inner shift will hugely en‐ deﬁcit inside our human bodies and hance our attempts to eﬀect positive souls. The excesses of modern life are change in our world. Angry protest about our consumption of more than about the state of the planet only at‐ we need ‐ consumption to make us feel may 2010 Lightworkermag.com
something or to make us feel nothing. There is an emptiness, a void, a discon‐ nection that modern consumer society seeks to perpetuate, anaesthetise or ﬁll. This dynamic leads us to over‐con‐ sume and disconnect from our bodies, our planet and ourselves. This condition is energetic in nature. We have become walking batteries with a ﬁnite reserve, desperately reaching out into the consumer world for something to ‘top us up’, and feed or numb us. I see it in human energy systems every day. There is a disconnection from Earth and Source energy. Unplugged from the mains, wires crossed and cur‐ rents blocked. Our human life force is fed from the mains supply of Earth and Source. If we block the ﬂow, congest ourselves, withdraw our connections or close our hearts through trauma, our supplies become limited and slowly run page ten
The Big Picture and the Future
and honouring the balance of life used to come intuitively to us. We are the Modern human society is breeding a The Earth is a powerful, complex, intel‐ pests on this planet right now, the one subtle energy crisis. Depleted re‐ ligent, beautiful, self‐righting mecha‐ organism the natural balance would do serves of life force cause survival nism with millennia of experience. just ﬁne without. mechanisms to kick in and we begin to Mother Earth will be ﬁne. She will ﬁnd Conscious loving awareness, a remem‐ bering of our natural senses and a reconnection to Earth and Source can start to bring us back into balance with our home planet and each other.
What would you like your vibrational legacy to be to this world?
frantically clamour overland and re‐ sources. On a subtle level, we start employing psychological tactics to steal ‘quick ﬁx’ energy from each other. Over many generations, these tactics become accepted as part of human nature or a shared human condition that becomes the new ‘normal’.
a way. With recent earthquakes, volca‐ noes and natural disasters, she already is. It is WE who must get out of her way and return to our own innate rhythms and balance. We were once part of nature, co‐existing in perfect harmony. Sensing energy is an intuitive function,
The time is NOW.
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Negative Energy Zooming Around the Drama Triangle If you suspect there’s a compelling yet destructive energy in any of your relation‐ ships, a model that can be fantastically help‐ ful is Stephen Karpman’s Drama Triangle. He published this model of conﬂict and manipula‐ tion, which can reveal valuable insights about family, couple, work or friend relationships. The dramatic energy keeps the momentum zooming around the triangle, to everyone’s disadvantage. You may recognise positions that are dominant or more comfortable for you! (See Drama Triangle 1). Behaviour in all three positions avoids taking appropriate responsibility for oneself and creates a channel for negative energy. Usually, there is also a pernicious shift of role after a while, perpetuating the hurt. (See Drama Tri‐ anle 2). The game continues because each person can shift position and change role, precisely in order to avoid both re‐ sponding appropriately to the other(s) and taking responsibility for one’s own behaviour and the outcomes. The in‐ tensity of the changes in role and the importance of the subject matter all add to the drama, which can be very compelling; hooking the participants
BIOG For Sarah, her life’s work has evolved into sharing with others the ideas that she has found so useful, drawn from the arena of humanistic psychology. She is an accredited coach and counsellor and a certified NLP practitioner, practising in Wiltshire and London’s West End.
frustration or anger without negotiat‐ ing or resolving the issue, let alone ac‐ knowledging any underlying feelings. The Victim is an easy target for the Persecutor. The dynamic in the Drama Triangle is such that the Persecutor can rapidly ﬂip into Victim, Victim into Persecutor, Rescuer into Victim. Each position is equally accessible (and at great speed) to any of us whilst we refuse to take responsibility for ourselves in relating to another person. Escape is possible So how to escape from the Drama Tri‐ angle if you ﬁnd yourself in it?
Acey Choy published an excellent article converting the Drama Triangle into a more productive exchange: the into endless repetitions without any Winners’ Triangle. Gone are Persecu‐ meaningful resolution of the issues. tor, Victim and Rescuer, instead we see three positions entitled Assertive, Terminology Caring, and Vulnerable. (See Drama Triangle 3). The terminology of Victim is probably the most familiar ‐ projecting respon‐ By taking responsibility for self, we can sibility onto anyone and anything else. no longer remain in the Persecutor po‐ The bittersweet payoﬀ is staying stuck sition. We move to Assertive, no longer and masochistically enjoying the woe. looking to blame others, or to punish Someone in Victim is likely to attract them. The Assertive person is clear the attention of someone willing to about their own needs and boundar‐ ies, but is also open to those of others, take the Rescuer position. which enables them to negotiate. This Rescuer behaviour means taking over taking of responsibility for self is the responsibility for the other person, to essential shift between the dynamics the extent that it will probably soon of the Drama Triangle and those of the turn to resentment because the eﬀort Winner’s Triangle. is not suﬃciently appreciated. The Victim‐Rescuer relationship can be In the same way as Persecutor cor‐ rather co‐dependent: the Victim yields responds to Assertive, so Rescuer responsibility and the Rescuer takes it corresponds to the Caring position. Be‐ so as to feel better about themselves. having as Carer, one does not abdicate But taking responsibility prevents the one’s own needs, nor over‐commit. The Victim developing their own potential Carer dissolves the illusion that one can and autonomy. Resentment and anger take another’s problem from them and will grow, prompting a switch in posi‐ solve it for them, without diminishing or disempowering them. Whatever com‐ tion. mitment the Carer makes can be relied The third position, Persecutor, acts as if on, and is given fully, without pulling satisfaction will be gained by punishing back again. If they cannot fulﬁl their another. Persecutor hits out to satisfy commitment, they are accountable. may 2010 Lightworkermag.com
Drama Triangle 1
Drama Triangle 2
Drama Triangle 3
Drama Triangle 4
They are sensitive to the other person’s experience and needs, not least their right and need to be responsible for themselves. There are similarities be‐ tween the ethos of Carer and the values of a counsellor or someone adopting a coaching approach.
of suﬀering to a more self‐aware posi‐ tion of Vulnerable. The Rescuer would realise that others do have the ability to manage their own lives and would start focusing more on their own ap‐ propriate needs for validation, without interfering in others’ business. Thus becoming more Caring by oﬀering sup‐ The converse to Victim is Vulnerable. portive listening while giving space for To be Vulnerable conjures up being the other to reach their own solutions. weak and exposed to potential abuse and disempowerment. It is something So in the example of the husband and we often learn instinctively to avoid or wife, the conversation might go rather diﬀerently. (See Drama Triangle 4).
The thought of experiencing our vulnerability can be scary, even frightening
hide, not only from others, but also from ourselves. Attempts to avoid experi‐ encing our vulnerability are, however, likely to result in the powerlessness, disempowerment or abusiveness of the Victim, Rescuer or Persecutor. When we are Vulnerable, taking responsibil‐ ity for ourselves may take the form of recognising that we would beneﬁt from some support, and asking for the help we need. However, we do not assume someone else has to help us, nor do we resent them if they choose not to.
Change is possible However, it’s important to recognise that any movement out of the Drama Triangle and into the Winners’ Triangle involves change – yet letting go of fa‐ miliar, if destructive, energy patterns can be anxiety‐provoking and threat‐ ening. So maybe select some less emo‐ tive, less urgent triangular patterns for your initial experiments at moving into the Winners’ Triangle. Other players may resent your attempts to change the energy, so be prepared for some resistance and work on staying in your winning role. Energetically, you’ll be making a positive change for yourself.
Berne, E. (1973) Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships Choy, A. (1990). The Winners’ Triangle. Transactional Analysis Journal , 20(1) 40-46, January 1990. Karpman, S. (n.d.). Retrieved February 18, 2010, from Karpman Drama Triangle: www.karpmandramatriangle.com Karpman, S. (1968). Fairy tales and script drama analysis. Transactional Analysis Bulletin , 7(26), 39-43.
Being Vulnerable The thought of experiencing our vulner‐ ability can be scary, even frightening. Paradoxically, the actual experience can lead to unexpected empowerment. The Persecutor would start to express their feelings and value the other person more highly, becoming more Assertive. The Victim would begin by respecting their own worth and abilities, becom‐ ing more adept at progressive steps towards what they would really like to happen. Moving away from a position may 2010
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Powerfully Magnetize Your Life Energy is an amazing thing. It provides us with basic needs such as power, mobile phones, internet, cars and hot water. It also gives us life. Without energy in our bodies, we are simply a physical mass. As energetic beings, we react to the energies of people, places and frequencies around us. At the same time, we are af‐ fecting energies in our world, because the power of our thoughts and feelings create an energy ﬁeld that others can feel. This ‘energy’ is something that cannot be seen or measured, but it is real, and it is the most powerful tool we possess for healing ourselves. Did you ever notice how happy, posi‐ tive people always seem to experience good things happening for them? And people who are negative, pessimistic and untrusting always seem to fall into unpleasant situations and continuously have more complaints in life? How does that happen? It’s all about energy!
tunities into your life. If you are distracted by fear, insecurity, scarcity, jealousy, anger, greed or wor‐ ry, you will ﬁnd yourself in situations where all of these feelings or energies are realised. Balinese faith
Vibrations When the healthy vibrations of grati‐ tude and love ﬂow freely through your body, you are emitting a pure, positive energy that will attract more pure, positive people, situations and oppor‐
BIOG Jennifer provides Iridology readings to clients, teaches healthy living courses, guides meditation sessions, offers detox and cleansing support and continues to educate, motivate and inspire others on their journey of healing. Currently Jennifer is based in Koh Samui, Thailand where she works as an Certified Iridology Practitioner, Crystal Healing Therapist and also a Nutrition, Vegan/Live Foods, Green Smoothie and Healthy Habits Consultant.
Recently, I was on a working holiday in Bali, Indonesia. I was extremely busy in the weeks before arriving with no time to research where to stay or make any bookings. I sent an email to a friend who was recently in Bali and asked if she knew any places to stay in Ubud. She gave me the name of one place. No phone number or website, just the name. I placed full trust in the universe that all would be ok, despite the fact that I was arriving into a town host‐ ing an international festival and the chances were that many places would be fully booked.
name of the place. He had never heard of it, so we stopped to ask after it a few times, but again, I was not fearful or worried, only trusting and full of faith. Finally, we found the place – it was a beautiful little garden bungalow in the heart of downtown Ubud, a complete oasis surrounded by ﬂowers, trees and greenery. They had a room available and all was perfect – the place was quiet and clean, the staﬀ were angels and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Balinese miracles
As I was getting ready to leave Ubud, I decided to pick up a free Bali magazine just to look for any places that appealed to me for the remaining 2 weeks of the holiday. Again, I had no guidebook or reservation for the next place to stay. As I paged through the magazine, I found a beautiful ad for a 5‐star resort somewhere in Bali – there were photos of cliﬀs, beaches and amazing views, and I thought to myself, “Wow, I would Upon landing in Bali, I took a taxi to the love to stay there!” I left the page open town of Ubud and gave the driver the and placed the magazine down on Lightworkermag.com
Remember to be generous with your wishes and not just ask for yourself
the table, busying myself with other consciously keep my energy in a posi‐ things. tive, grateful and loving state. You too can experience and achieve the same. About an hour later my phone rang The abundance that is available to you and it was an American friend who ar‐ is unlimited – but it is created ﬁrst from rived in Bali a few days before. She is the energy of your thoughts and feel‐ an international journalist for the travel ings. industry and her latest assignment was cancelled at the last minute so she It is important for you to become an spontaneously came to Bali. We spent active participant in your journey. about 30 minutes catching up on recent Firstly, decide what it is that you want, events in work and life then ﬁnally she and ensure that you feel fully worthy said to me, “Hey, you should come to of receiving such abundance. Then, stay with me for free tonight – I’m in focus the mind on obtaining or creating an amazing resort and have three bed‐ it. Are you sure you are feeling worthy rooms, so why not join me?” I asked and there are no hidden ripples of fear where it was, and guess what? Yep, she or mistrust? Stay focused on the posi‐ was staying at the exact same resort tive! that I ‘chose’ in the magazine just an hour before! Of all the places in Bali, it Remember to be generous with your was more than a coincidence, I’m sure. wishes and not just ask for yourself. Within two hours, I was in my dream Send love and healing energy to ev‐ destination! eryone you love in your life, even if it is for 5 minutes a day. All of this positive energy creates more positive energy Create daily miracles around you, me and all living beings. These synchronicities are ordinary daily occurrences in my life now that I I believe that I deserve the very best, may 2010
and I believe that you deserve the very best too!
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Faeries: The Custodians of Mother Earth Whilst angels are the celestial guardians of the Universe, the faeries are the angels of the Earth. They are the spirits of nature ‐ the nature angels. The role of a faerie is many and varied, but essentially their function is to nurture, nature, guard and protect animals. More and more people are connecting with and seeing faeries at the moment, and this is due to the urgency of what is happening with the planet at this time.
Faeries are all around us; it is just that we cannot ordinarily see them. They belong to our physical world and also their realm ‐ Faerie Land ‐ which is hidden within our world and resonates at a higher energetic frequency than ours. This explains why it is diﬃcult for humans, who are of a heavy dense energy, to see them. But because they are made up of the high vibrating Despite human diﬃculties seeing the energy of light, faeries can freely visit faeries in times gone by, they were still both worlds. They choose to slow down in nature doing what they are here to these vibrations so their bodies take on They made a brief comeback in the Vic‐ do ‐ looking after nature, including ani‐ a denser form, which we are able to see torian era when spiritualism reached mals, who see and sense faeries too. in our physical world ‐ if we are lucky! an all‐new high and people couldn’t get enough of ouija boards, séances and Why they have reappeared with such Connecting with the faeries urgency BIOG If you would like an indication that a Flavia-Kate is a Reiki Master, Master of Now, because our planet appears to be faerie is close, ask for proof by way of Crystology and an advanced ANGEL in jeopardy due to the destruction hu‐ a sign. You may feel the presence of fa‐ THERAPY PRACTITIONER®, who has mans have wreaked upon it, the faeries eries, though this sometimes requires been trained and certified by Doreen are concerned for the welfare of the a quiet time of inner stillness. A sign Virtue Ph.D on the beautiful Big Isnatural world, which is also part of their might be a physical push or poke, or land of Hawaii. Flavia-Kate is a natural world. By communicating with us they you may feel them running around the spiritual healer, counsellor and teacher who works with the energies of person’s hope to help us heal the Earth. Com‐ top of your head. guardian angels (of which everyone has) municating with the faeries and recog‐ and the angels & archangels to bring nising the spiritual aspect of the Earth, They may also show you their presence about physical, emotional, and mental as we did all those centuries ago, will in many other ways, such as leaving well-being to those who are guided to help to restore balance and harmony to you a faerie gift of a stone or crystal, her. all who reside here, in whatever realm. a book may jump out at you, you may page nineteen may 2010 Lightworkermag.com
Faeries withdrew from human view centuries ago, when Christianity took over from the old religion. Faeries had been a big part of the Celtic way as nature was revered by humans, and indeed still is by modern Pagans. But when the ‘new’ religion swept the land, anyone attempting to converse with these magical beings was accused of being a witch and severely punished or put to death, so sadly the faeries with‐ drew from human sight and senses.
things that go bump in the night! One of the reasons they started to appear again was because of the Industrial Revolution. Pollution ﬁlled the air whilst land was being raped and covered with concrete and iron, and the faeries needed to be seen again, so that they could ease their plight and enlist hu‐ man help.
overhear a relevant conversation, you fairies can ‐ so be careful what you are If you, and they, feel that you have a good relationship with them, then the may receive a faery‐related gift from a imagining and creating in your mind! faeries will immediately set to work to friend, or perhaps have a dream incor‐ porating faeries. Playtime bring you what you desire (for the high‐ est good of all, of course) ‐ all you need The faeries genuinely want to help us Sometimes it’s fun to play with the faer‐ do is be clear about what you want, and live healthier, happier and more pros‐ ies in this way. For example, you could ask. So remember the phrase ‘be care‐ perous lives, for when we are harmoni‐ imagine yourself with very pointy pixie ful what you wish for!’ ous, so too is the world directly around ears and a long, long nose, and it is ‘real’ us. Faeries can work as helpers and in the Ethers immediately ‐ the faeries The faeries are waiting to share with guides on our spiritual pathway, and as‐ can see this, and of course will laugh! us the magic that exists within and all sist with any aspect of our lives. All we It’s great fun to do this, and a good way around us. They reveal the beauty & need do is ask. The faeries will help in to build a relationship with the faeries. power of our inner‐selves and assist us lots of ways ‐ and often not in the way They love laughter and enjoy muck‐ with magical solutions and insights to that we expect. So once we request ing around and playing with magical situations, if we just but ask. their help, we must allow the faeries to energies that are all around us. When get to work, without interfering! it comes to us humans bringing in what We can connect with the faeries at any‐ we truly desire, we tend to block it. We time ‐ especially when we are relaxed Help is on hand! decide what we want, we may even or meditating. So Invite the faeries in, imagine it, but then we let our ego kick and allow them to help you to sparkle Faeries can assist us with material con‐ in: “I don’t deserve it, it won’t happen to & shine cerns involving money, home, health, me, it’s not really possible…”
Faeries can work as helpers and guides on our spiritual pathway, and assist with any aspect of our lives
If your ﬁnancial life needs healing, or you wish to create an abundant ﬂow of prosperity, for instance, then you can count your lucky stars that you are friends with the faeries! They simply imagine what they want, and it is creat‐ ed for them in an instant. For example, they may picture themselves with a big cream cake ‐ and hey presto, a big cream cake appears! The fairies tell us that we actually do the same: whatever we think transforms into reality in the Ethers. We can’t see it yet, but the may 2010
your gardens, pets and more. They are brilliant manifestors, meaning they know how to attract or create dreams and bring them into reality, for this is what they have to do in order to sur‐ vive. It is a natural process to them, so they remind us of the importance of staying focused on, and positive about, our desires.
Pass your hopes and dreams over to the faeries But because of the faeries’ magical abilities to create what they desire, WE too can call upon the faeries to assist US! Faeries generally look to see what they can get in return, but more often than not will assess us to see if we are acceptable to them. They look to see if we have done unselﬁsh deeds for the environment, such as pick up rubbish, be kind to animals and recycling. If we haven’t, then they might set us tasks such as picking up rubbish. If you walk past an empty coke can, crisp packet or the like and suddenly feel compelled to pick it up, you can be sure that the faer‐ ies are behind it. Go for it ‐ because this will strengthen their trust and herald a wonderful new relationship with the faeries. Lightworkermag.com
MEDITATION to connect with the Faery Realm With your eyes closed, take a deep breath ‐ inhale and release, inhale and release ‐ letting your breath remain deep but steady.
your legs ‐ feel the surge as it rushes to ﬁll your entire body, breathe it in as this amazing light cleanses every cell, every vessel… moving on up through the throat, moving through your face, ﬁlling your head, and bursting out of your crown ‐ up and up ‐ reaching to the highest levels of love… feel and see the light expanding outwards, shower‐ ing down on you all around you. This beautiful light of protection, love and magic energy ‐ ﬁlling you, surrounding you and connecting you with below and above.
will always be there for you. But how are you able to leave this place of magic and wonder? And then it comes to you, quite clearly… you breathe… deeply… taking a deep inhalation and exhalation, inhale and exhale, inhale, and gently open your eyes.
Imagine that you are sitting against Welcome back! a tree in a beautiful place of nature. Your back leans against the rough bark and you feel the spongy green moss beneath you. You can hear the melodic Bathe in this glorious light, soaking in song of the birds… the Divine energy ‐ feel every part of As you look around, you see mighty, you coming alive. majestic trees surrounding you. See the bright green of their leaves as the As the sun moves round, the shafts of sunlight streams through. It is beauti‐ light are hidden from the trees, and ful, and you notice that as the shafts of your eyes adjust slowly. You are begin‐ bright golden light shine through the ning to see the woodland that you are trees, they meet together ‐ as one blast sitting in. Just there, you see some of blinding light ‐ in a clearing just in movement; a spark of light ‐ no, two front of you. or three ‐ no more, many more… and Taken from ‘Away with the Fairies!’ with a rub of your eyes, you see in front meditation CD due to be launched Your eyes squint at the brightness, but of you ‘tiny’ folk ‐ yes faeries, but ‘oh’ during the magical time of midsumyou cannot take your eyes oﬀ this sight also elves and other beings who have mer, at the Three Wishes Faery Fest ‐ it’s like nature’s own treasure chest of come to greet you. So many of them, in Cornwall where she will be rungold. all approaching you ‐ some smiling and ning faery workshops in the Faery some looking very shy. School. The light is getting larger and brighter, and expands outwards, getting nearer Take the time to be introduced, and © Flavia-Kate Peters 2009 and nearer to you. You feel more and then introduce yourself. Open your more comforted, more and more at heart, so that they know they can trust Flavia-Kate offers Faery Readings peace, and you just know that this is you. Find out what these magical be‐ and children’s Faery Parties, as well the light of the Divine, the light of the ings have come to tell you ‐ what do Mother, coming to nurture you and to they want you to know? as giving Faery Talks & Workshops ﬁll you with her goodness. nationwide. She is a regular writer What would you like to tell them? What for the very beautiful FAE (Faeries Breathe in the light… feel it ﬁll your would you like their help with? & Enchantment) Magazine, which is heart… feel your heart expand like a available on subscription, on order ﬂower opening… breathing this pure One of your new friends whispers their at WHSmith, or at www.faemagalight energy in, as it ﬁlls your body ‐ all name and another puts something in zine.com, and recently appeared the way down through the legs, into the your hand. as a guest on The Nick Ashron’s feet, and out of the soles of your feet Lightworker’s Guide to the Galaxy into the ground. Down into the Earth… Dusk is falling, and you feel a chill ‐ it is TV chat show to promote the Faery and you instantly feel a connection with time for you to come back, so you say kingdom. the energy of the Earth, the Earth magic your goodbyes. You feel such joy, such mixing with the light that is now within amazement that you have just con‐ you and part of you. Breathe this new nected with the faerie realm, you have energy up ‐ the mixture of earth energy been chosen as a faerie conﬁdant, and CONTACT and your own Divine light ‐ feel it as you you know that you can connect with firstname.lastname@example.org draw it up in through your feet and up these new friends any time, for they www.angel-lights.co.uk page twenty one may 2010 Lightworkermag.com
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Tom Evans, The Bookwright
The Alpha and the Omega I am sure you’ve heard the phrase “As Above, so Below.” We seldom reﬂect on what this really means, and even more rarely contemplate that the connections to the Above and the Below are integral com‐ ponents of our spiritual make up.
The Alpha Chakra
There are two types of Buddhist medita‐ tive practice. In Samatha, you focus on The Alpha chakra (which is also re‐ an object such as the breath, a candle, ferred to as the 8th chakra) sits above a mandala or a sound such as a mantra. the crown of our heads ‐ some say a In Vipassana, you ‘focus’ on thought few centimetres and some say a metre itself by standing apart from your ﬂow or so. Its location is somewhat aca‐ of consciousness and observing it. demic. Its function, however, is more signiﬁcant. It is via this chakra that we The latter form is the route to commu‐ connect to the collective conscious‐ nicating via your Alpha chakra. ness in a way that brings knowledge and wisdom directly into our conscious It will come as no surprise that I am cur‐ awareness. rently in this mode while writing this
article and some of the thoughts here In this New Age and new vibration, we are actually new to even my conscious are fortunate that it’s increasingly easy awareness. You too can experience to connect with the Alpha chakra. this state by listening to this visualisa‐ tion called The Quantum Collapse of BIOG Thought.
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While you can have lots of fun in an ‘Alpha chakra’ state, one of the drivers for doing it in the ﬁrst place lurks at a point a few centimetres below our Root chakra. The Omega chakra is what con‐ nects our whole consciousness to that of the Earth. More speciﬁcally, to Lady Gaia, which is the consciousness of our Mother Planet. We go about our days thinking we are separate from each other and every‐ thing in the Universe. Such is the per‐ vasiveness of the illusion. We are in fact an integral part of the whole. The consciousness of Lady Gaia is what gives us life‐bearing grounding. It does so by holding you and I, all living things ‐ and indeed the air we breathe ‐ to the planet. Accordingly, a strong
It is via this chakra that we connect to the collective consciousness in a way that brings knowledge and wisdom directly into our conscious awareness
Samatha and Vipassana
Tom is an author, catalyst and mentor. He is a specialist at removing writer’s block and teaching authors how to channel. He runs regular workshops and has just published Blocks, the Enlightened Way to Clear Writer’s Block and Find Your Creative Flow. He is also a Master Trainer for Tony Buzan’s iMindmap software.
The Omega Chakra
(Note that all our chakra points con‐ nect to the collective in some form or other and communicate at the seman‐ tic level appropriate to that chakra. So, the Solar Plexus chakra connects to the collective Gut Mind, the Heart chakra to the collective Heart, and so on.)
it in your ‘mind’s eye’ and experiment by observing the ‘thoughts’ while your consciousness is sitting just above your head. With a little practice, you can spend most of your days in this state, and it is a brilliant ‘place’ from which to be amazingly creative.
connection with the Earth via your Omega chakra is highly recommend‐ ed.
The ﬁrst reason for this is that it pre‐ vents you from evolving spiritually in isolation which in turn helps manage In it, you move your consciousness ego. The second reason is that it allows from your frontal lobes to your Third you to manifest your thoughts in the Eye. From this point, you are only a few physical plane with more ease. centimeters away from letting your consciousness ﬂoat out a little further If you ever wonder why a straight spine to your Alpha chakra point. Once you is advised for meditation, this is why. It learn the script, you can run through allows the pranic forces to ﬂow all the Lightworkermag.com
way from the Alpha to the Omega, via the other chakra points en route. The breath being the force that evokes and facilitates the ﬂow which is, in turn, provided for us by Lady Gaia’s ground‐ ing force. Such is the complexity of our Spaceship Earth. A Planetary Ascension There is much talk about Ascension and 2012. What is less known is that the Ascension (or Descension as I prefer to see it, but that’s another story!) is also a planetary Ascension. All consciousness expresses Free Will, and this includes the consciousness of the planet, Lady Gaia. Lady Gaia has expressed the intention to ascend, but here’s rub: it’s easier for the planet to do this with the collusion of other consciousnesses on the planet. Naturally, the bees and all cetaceans are in on the act, but Lady Gaia really needs the assistance of any self‐aware consciousness that can connect with the super‐consciousness ‐ and that means us. Somewhat ironically, it is our self‐awareness, and the illusion of sep‐ arateness, which has obscured these realisations in our modern world. The Planetary Ascension is the real reason for getting in touch with our Alpha chakra point and allowing the wisdom that we connect with to ﬂow via our Omega chakra to the planetary consciousness. It is also why so many Workers of Light have incarnated on the planet at this transitionary time.
CONTACT www.thebookwright.com Twitter: @thebookwright
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United we thrive... The Law of Attraction teaches of the power of focused thought and emotion to create our desires.
Consequently, in the book ‘Hidden Messages in the Water’, we also learn the power of words, both spoken and written. Words, thoughts and emotions all emit their own individual vibration, and since we are vibrational beings, these all have a tremendous impact on our lives, whether we realise it or not. Collectively, this forms the notion that we are constantly co‐creating the real‐ ity that we live.
is the World Peace Project’s experi‐ ments in the reduction of violent crime in Washington DC and Dallas. In both cases, violent crime was signiﬁcantly reduced with no other attributable explanation. Amazingly enough, both prior to and after the experiments took place, violent crime was on the rise.
More recently, with the earthquakes in Haiti, more groups are forming for the greater good of humanity. Virtually Law of Attraction in action overnight, we witnessed an awesome shift in spiritual focus. Thus, there is a Various groups are popping up around magical eﬀect when a mass group of the planet in a concerted eﬀort to join people come together and focus on the forces for the greater good of human‐ same goal. ity and the environment. For example, Lynne McTaggert’s ‘Intention Experi‐ The process of co‐creation ments’ opened up wildly exciting doors in the world of global consciousness. For any intention experiment to be suc‐ The successful results of her studies of cessful, a certain level of housekeeping AIDS patients who were sent distance must be attained and maintained: healing can only be described as in‐ credible, particularly when compared 1. The goal you are intending must to the signiﬁcantly reduced results of be as speciﬁc as possible, yet simple the control group. enough that it does not complicate the intention process; Another notable instance of the marvel‐ lous workings of global consciousness 2. The more people there are sending the same intentions at the same time, BIOG the better the chances for success; Sondra has worked as an active tarot card reader since 1999. In the last two years she has incorporated numerology as part of her readings. Her variety of metaphysical knowledge includes hypnotherapy, astrology, angels, numerology and she practices the Law of Attraction.
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3. You must believe that the intention you are sending is powerful enough to create the intended result; 4. You must be in a positive frame of mind immediately before and during Lightworkermag.com
the intention sending process. Transforming pain and loss into a gift of learning Following the devastation in Haiti, many questions begin to surface in our minds. Why do such disasters occur? What purpose do they serve? In my opinion, sometimes it takes a tragedy for us humans to re‐evaluate our lives; to consider what’s not working, in order to make necessary changes that under any normal circumstances wouldn’t be made. Sometimes the tragedy takes the form of a natural disaster, ﬁnancial ruin, or the loss of a loved one. Following any such event, at some point a decision is made to shift from grief and victimisa‐ tion to realising that we came here to Earth not to struggle in our challenges, but to conquer and overcome. This is the great shift that humanity is begin‐ ning to face now, and will continue to face in the years ahead. When we learn to ﬂow with these changes, rather than ﬁght them, we can ease the pressure of what is yet to come. Simply by meditating on the question, “what is my life purpose and am I following that path?” will open up a new window of opportunities that will lead to the answers that you are seeking. Another method is to write out the question on paper and place it under your pillow. Every night until you get the answer, you hold the question in your mind as many times may 2010
Simply by meditating on the question, “what is my life purpose and am I following that path?” will open up a new window of
opportunities that will lead you to the answers that you are seeking as you can before drifting oﬀ to sleep. Should both methods yield no result, you may wish to seek the help of a spiritual counsellor. The spiritual and metaphysical practices have spiked to record levels in the last several years as a result of individuals who have asked themselves this very same question. Following your true path provides for a joyful career transition and much happier lifetime overall. Some of you are natural healers, while others will become spiritual teachers, authors and the like. When you make this necessary shift to become the true essence you were born to be, you will notice that the diﬃculties you previously encountered will magically melt away! Positive intention groups For those of you already on your path ‐ and if you are so inclined to assist in making an additional positive impact ‐ I encourage you to seek out and become an active participant in one or more in‐ ternet intention groups. Many of these groups are in great need of volunteer believers sending their positive inten‐ tions to hundreds of extremely impor‐ may 2010
tant causes. You will see that in doing so, not only do the intentions that you send out improve lives for others and our beloved planet, but this loving en‐ ergy will also return to you in the form of providing the support that you need in your life. I am grateful that we no longer live in a time that necessitates the complain‐ ing of our current circumstances or the status of our respective economic conditions. No longer shall we remain as victims of deteriorating founda‐ tions. By joining forces, we can come together as a miraculous collective consciousness to create the changes necessary for the highest good of all people and our blessed Earth. The Global Consciousness possibilities are endless and inﬁnite. I devote my life to transforming challenges into these inﬁnite possibilities. Will you join me?
CONTACT www.foryourchi.com www.higherlight.org firstname.lastname@example.org
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health Glow with Health and Wellbeing
education Lightworker in Training
relationships Lightworker Challenge
business The Businessman
adventure Studying at the University of Life
living The Authenticity Diary
know:health Glow with Health and Wellbeing
Get Energised! Stu Gatherum is a passionate and focused Strength and Conditioning specialist who is committed to delivering outstanding results in ﬁtness, nutrition and total health and wellness. Hi all, I hope this April and the coming Strange then, that the minute the sun comes out and we spring have given you some more, er, smell fresh grass‐clippings for the ﬁrst time all year, we spend more time out and about ‐ be it going for a bike ride or spring in your step?! doing the gardening. We tend to take less sleep, yet still feel Let me ask you: what does spring refreshed in the morning. mean to you? For me, it is the best time of the year (My partner will tell By rights, it should be the opposite way around, but hey, let’s you I’m fonder of Christmas, she’s make the most of it! right, but that’s the kid in me talking). Yep, I hear you, the summer’s great, but the spring brings Spring into action with it seemingly inﬁnite possibilities and potential. It’s a new and fresh start with everything in bloom for the ﬁrst It’s time to use that energy and ﬁnd the best and most pro‐ ductive way we can to do so. It’s time to dust oﬀ the bike and time, including YOU. pump up the tyres. It’s time to take the kids to the park and With the spring comes the promise of summer ‐ the season kick a ball around (the older they get, the less chance you of a thousand barbeques and sunny breaks on the beach. have of returning home the victor!). With all this new energy ﬁzzing around and the extra vitamin D giving you a natural boost – I’m the ﬁtness guy, I couldn’t possibly ﬁnish my intro without putting something in about the body – now is the time to take those positive feelings and added energy, and get yourself ready for the summer!
There is nothing better for your body than to USE IT! By ex‐ ercising hard in the gym and eating right, you create the abil‐ ity to fully enjoy and immerse yourself in Nature’s newfound accessibility. Pair the two and see what you can achieve this summer.
Using energy produces more energy. That is a fact.
Activities you could try, and maybe fall in love with, include: ‐ Water skiing ‐ Kayaking ‐ Trail running ‐ Mountain biking ‐ Orienteering ‐ Hiking ‐ Rock climbing ‐ Endurance events like triathlons etc
I lose count of the number of times clients say to me ‐ after adherence to their training for a consistent time (stick with it if you’ve recently started, results are just around the corner) – how they feel much more energetic and more prepared to face life. Energy is a funny thing. Let’s think about the winter for a second. The days are short, the evenings cold and dark, and the heating bill exponential! It would make sense to think we have more energy in the winter, based on the fact that we are cooped up all day and don’t feel like going out in the evening. We drive everywhere because it’s always cold or raining and are generally less active. A great warm, dry, useful way to spend your time is to go to the gym, but I totally understand that the stew in the oven is far more appealing.
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All in Nature’s Playground, the great outdoors. Another question for you: why do you exercise? We don’t perform seemingly endless squats and lunges in the gym so that we get really good at doing... you guessed it, squats and lunges. Exercising is fun, challenging and enjoyable, but at the very basic level it is a means to an end: results.
So start using all your energy, and enjoy the end results! may 2010 Lightworkermag.com
My Top 3 Tips for Maximum Energy this Spring 1. Get up an hour earlier
3. Get out!
I know, it sounds counter‐productive but hear me out. Get‐ ting up earlier allows you time to energise your day by eating breakfast before your commute, exercising in the morning (greater endorphin release and metabolism boost) or simply organising and prioritising your day, thus making you more productive and accountable to yourself. Plus, it’s lighter in the AM, meaning it doesn’t feel like such a chore!
By enjoying the weather your mood and energy levels will deﬁnitely increase. Scientiﬁcally speaking, your vitamin D levels are topped up and this is vital for energy release. Non‐ sciency speaking, people are just happier in the sunshine. How often in the winter do you see dog owners throwing Frisbees about? How excited do you get when you see and hear an ice cream truck? (Not saying you have to have one every time you see one mind you!) My advice? Get out and soak it up!
2. Eat more fresh fruits and veggies The spring and summer months bring with them a host of produce we don’t usually get the chance to enjoy. Sample them all by making a big fruit salad of at least 5 fruits you haven’t tried before or that are speciﬁc to the season. Your body gets accustomed to the same old, same old. If you give it something new and fresh it will be ﬂushed with new vita‐ mins and minerals.
Connect with Stu www.stugatherum.com Twitter: @stugatherum 07816 240137
know:education Lightworker in Training
Energy Hetta Rogers’ background is in Art History and Literature. She spent the past 7 years training and working as a lawyer before quitting her job to ﬁnd greater fulﬁlment, and now her days are ﬁlled with riding horses and trying not to get thrown oﬀ... Most people will be familiar with the expression ‘good things come to those who wait’. It advocates the virtue of patience; telling us that we need a good deal of it to get what we want. What the phrase does not tell us is that – 99% of the time – getting what we want also takes a considerable amount of energy, be it physical, emotional or intellectual. After all, what we often attribute to or perceive as ‘luck’ is in fact a combination of perspiration and inspira‐ tion, rather than just good fortune. I am a great believer in the idea that one gets back what one puts in. This applies in almost every sphere of our lives: work, leisure, relationships, friendships, health and wellbeing. This month, I want to oﬀer readers a few of my thoughts on how to achieve more of what you want by putting your energy to better use. Let us take a few common examples, all of which I have experienced ﬁrst‐hand: Work Picture the situation: you are discontented with your current job and are looking for a new direction, or enjoy what you
work, or those who really enjoy what they do) might help you to get some perspective; sit down and write a list of your strengths and weaknesses and what it is you want to achieve (putting it on paper can assist in the thought process); think about what you are good at – this can help to restore feelings of self‐motivation, ambition and enthusiasm; and, above all, do not feel ashamed of being unhappy in what you do, but feel empowered enough to take steps to change it. As somebody once said to me: shake a few trees; you never know what plums may fall. Time It is a truth universally acknowledged that there are never enough hours in the day, well, certainly not for doing the things that we enjoy. One of my biggest frustrations is the sensation that minutes during the working week feel like hours, and yet – miraculously – ﬂy by in seconds at the week‐ end. Sunday evening’s sinking feeling that Monday will bring with it all the stresses of work is far too common. Oddly, it is the weekends during which I am out and about, visiting friends, making plans and so on that time moves forward at a more palatable speed. I still cannot explain why that is, but (until someone proves otherwise) will assume it relates to the notion that we get back what we put in. So, the next
Sit down and write a list of your strengths and weaknesses...this can help to restore feelings of self-motivation do but think it is time for a change. Whatever the circum‐ stances, if you sit there feeling sorry for yourself, no new op‐ portunities are going to fall into your lap. You need to take some action.
time you ﬁnd yourself twiddling your thumbs at the week‐ end or bemoaning the lack of time to relax, ﬁnd something interesting and spontaneous to do: go for a long walk, catch up with friends, cook something new or read a book.
I have found that talking to diﬀerent people (be it those who There is one rule to all this, however, and that is that week‐ have experienced similar diﬃculties or dissatisfaction at ends are vital for relaxing and preparing for the week ahead. page thirty one may 2010 Lightworkermag.com
If you can avoid it, do not spend the whole weekend working or catching up on domestic tasks. I used to spend a great deal of my weekends working in the attempt to shrink my seem‐ ingly endless ‘to do’ list. All it did was make me feel resentful and act as a glaring reminder that free‐time is precious and I had given a good deal of mine away for absolutely nothing in
now and again) and one that – to my great surprise – I was quite good at. There have been many wet and cold mornings when I resented making myself do it but, on the ﬂip side, I always feel better for it. It gives me time to think and plan and, strangely, to relax. It also gives me a great deal more energy, better quality sleep and a desire to eat better so as
Staying fit and healthy is a great way to feel more energetic return. One’s objective should be to create a balance and to not to undo all my hard work. I ﬁnd that the time I devote to learn when to say ‘no’. Put some energy into having fun and taking care of myself is rarely wasted; it helps me to discon‐ doing the things you enjoy and you may be surprised at how nect from the stresses of working life and wind down. much longer your time oﬀ lasts. Health and wellbeing
This is not a suggestion that everyone should take up run‐ ning or that it is a cure for all our problems; it is merely an We all need energy for optimum health and wellbeing. Our illustration that staying ﬁt and healthy is a great way to feel energy is quickly drained by overworking, eating poorly, tak‐ more energetic and that, whilst it takes time and eﬀort, it ing very little exercise and depriving ourselves of relaxation does not need to cost the earth or involve being stuck in‐ and good sleep. Taking small steps in the right direction will doors in a gym. make a diﬀerence. You never know, you may even enjoy it. I never used to like exercise much, until I took up running just under ten years ago. Finally, I found a sport I enjoyed, that did not cost anything (save for a new pair of trainers every
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know:relationships Lightworker Challenge
Use a Mirror Not a Magnifying Glass Rachel Willis is one of the country’s leading spiritual business specialists; with one eye on the bigger picture, she advises clients how to achieve abundance – both individually and collectively ‐ within the realm of heart‐based living. She is also an inspirational writer and Editor of Lightworker Magazine. How often do we ﬁnd ourselves wound up by a colleague, partner, fam‐ ily member, friend or even stranger? And how often do we rant, rave and blame that person for what they said or did? Going over and over it in our heads ‐ or with an unfortunate friend – and building a watertight case for the prosecution?
It may be that your boss asks you to get a report ﬁnished ahead of an already tight schedule. The magnifying glass shows them as demanding, unfair and selﬁsh. However, the mirror shows us that we don’t like being told what to do and a part of us yearns to be our own boss and not taking orders.
Or it may be that you ﬁnd yourself irately watching TV when your spouse returns home late from a night out with work colleagues. The magnifying glass shows a thoughtless, dis‐ respectful and insensitive partner. The mirror shows us that In these situations, we could most likely list – in minute detail we don’t like sitting at home alone and would actually value – all the things that are considered ‘wrong’ with what they a wider circle of friends to socialise and have fun with. said or did, and we lay the blame ﬁrmly at their door.
Therefore, conflict shines light on important areas and unmet needs that will only disappear when addressed direcly We have looked at them with a magnifying glass and found The challenge every conceivable speck of dirt. Therefore, conﬂict shines light on important areas and un‐ Shift our focus met needs that will only disappear when addressed directly. However, rather than viewing these situations as a bother‐ some conﬂict in your life, we can instead see them as a valu‐ able learning exercise. The next time you ﬁnd yourself getting annoyed with some‐ one, why not use a mirror rather than a magnifying glass, and see exactly what it is about what this person said or did that irritates you?
So next time you ﬁnd yourself about to launch an attach on someone – whether silently or out loud – consider which of your buttons they are pressing, be grateful to them for high‐ lighting these unmet needs, and instead take a step towards fulﬁlling them.
We often like to blame others rather than see the less‐than‐ perfect parts of ourselves. It is inherent in humans because it is easier that way; it feels less painful and uncomfortable. But by avoiding looking in the mirror, we miss the opportu‐ nity to evolve and uncover our hidden desires in life. page thirty three Lightworkermag.com
Contact Rachel www.Rachel‐Willis.co.uk Rachel@Rachel‐Willis.co.uk Twitter: @RachelWillisUK Mobile: +44 (0) 7515 388688
know:business The Businessman
Work is the Transformation of Energy Ryan Pinnick is a passionate, inspirational and wise speaker and writer in the ﬁelds of personal development and wealth creation. Born in Cape Town, Ryan is now based in London and a leading light in the social media scene. Energy is the currency of the universe. The conservation of energy principle states that energy cannot be created or destroyed. But energy can change form. Energy transformation happens all around us in every moment. Equations calculating energy all con‐ tain a function of work, which is quite appropriate when you consider that earning money is simply a ﬂow of energy. That is why I love working, and talking about my work, because it means that I am transforming energy.
Let’s say that the consultant or coach ran online events instead. Using this approach, they could be making more money by working with more people at the same time, rath‐ er than just working with one person at a time. I used this method to literally increase my income tenfold overnight. And as they say in the infomercials, ‘but that’s not all...’
Wealth = value x leverage
The consultant or coach could record these online events Work is the transformation of energy and create products that can be sold online. Now that’s real leverage, because the consultant or coach will earn money When you work, you create value. When there is an increase without even needing to work on the business. In fact, they in value, typically money is exchanged equal to the perceived could be lying on an exotic beach and still earn money – per‐ compensation for this resulting diﬀerence in value. (And fect! This is just one of many examples of how to not only sometimes, the value is instead destroyed, and compensa‐ create value, but also leverage that value to build wealth. tion is paid equal to the decrease in perceived value.) Optimal working function So, becoming wealthy is really simple: just create lots of value? Well, unfortunately it’s not that simple. Wealth equals As well as our function of work, there are many other forms value multiplied by leverage. Once you have created value of energy that we need to manage if we are going to live ‐ perhaps in the form of products or services – it leveraging magical lives. Food is a primary example. Fuelling myself that value that creates true wealth. optimally raises my energy levels, allowing me to create greater value to leverage and build greater wealth. Examples of leveraging value can include selling your products in an online shop, hosting seminars where you I have come to realise that it is important for me to under‐ can target many people at once, aﬃliate marketing (where stand the laws of energy that make our world go round. I see other people sell your products or services), or franchising many people who are very talented and brilliant at what they your business (where you sell your business model to other do, but they just don’t know how to monetise their value or people). optimise their health. My function of work
Learn to manage and transform energy, and you will master the universe.
My work is developing businesses for many consultants and coaches who charge per hour for their time. The problems with running a business like this are that a) there is a ceiling as to how much the business can earn and b) the business is only earning money when the consultant or coach is work‐ ing. may 2010
Connect with Ryan www.ryanpinnick.com Facebook: ryanpinnick Linkedin: ryanpinnick Twitter:@ryanpinnick
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know:adventure Studying at the University of Life
A 5-Part Lesson on Dreams, Mean Ladies and Making Things Happen Sylvie Roy is a free‐spirit who gave up her job to follow her intuition and discover her life’s true purpose. She resides in Toronto, Canada where she nurtures her budding career as an intuitive reader and healer and writes a blog to share the trials, triumphs and laughs along the way. I’m trying to ﬁgure out how I got here – smack dab in the middle of a very important practical lesson on energy and manifestation. I don’t recall enrolling, and I certainly never realised that I’d already been work‐ ing on some big assignments on this topic. But I suppose, in this case, that ignorance is bliss, since without even realising it, I’ve learned quite a bit. It started innocently enough… Two years ago, I decided that I wanted to be healthy and ﬁt. I didn’t just think I ‘should’ be healthy and ﬁt, but I genuinely wanted it. Every day I would think about it, and that would inﬂuence my decisions accordingly. Sure, I had a vision of my end result – being slim and strong, and able to make good on my joking promises to kick people’s butts. But looking back, I’m not so sure it
How to bring your dreams into reality I’m glad I realised my achievement wasn’t due to pure luck, and that the results are completely reproducible. And that’s the part that has me excited; I’m working on another transformation these days – my career. Here are the steps I believe can get me there, and you’re welcome to give them a try too. 1. Dream Dream big, or dream small, but make sure it brings a smile to your face, butterﬂies to your stomach and a twinkle to your eye. As simple as this step sounds, it used to be hard for me to come up with anything more detailed than simply wanting to be ‘happy’. Now, I have something more speciﬁc in mind: I
Dream big, or dream small, but make sure it brings a smile to your face, butterflies to your stomach and a twinkle to your eye was the outcome I envisioned that helped me get there, but want to work for myself, share my passion for life with others rather the notion that I was, indeed, already there. and make both their lives and mine, happier and healthier. Sure, I had some weight to lose, some huﬀs to puﬀ and junk food to toss, but the second I decided that I wanted to be healthy, I started to live my life as a person who was. Not one who wanted to be soon, or who would be in two months. No, I was living the life of a healthy person NOW, whether my body felt that way or not. I learned that the spirit can do things instantly – such as being healthy – and when it does, it’s only a matter of time before the body catches up. And that’s what did it. It got the momentum going. It shifted me into another gear. And the Universe put its weight behind me to help (if you’ll excuse the pun!). page thirty five
2. Make friends with that dream Pledge your scout’s honour, or whatever you need to do, but you need to swear to the dream that you love it and want it with all your might. My dream and I, we’re inseparable these days, but I have to say that we did have some commitment issues at ﬁrst. This would be a good time to introduce step 3.
know:adventure 3. Shut out ‘that voice’
5. Let the adventure begin!
You know that little voice inside your head, the one that says, “This is not the right time”, “Where are you going to get the money for this?”, “What makes you think you can change things?” and of course, “You know the world will explode if you do this?” You need to ignore that voice. And if it’s so loud that you can’t ignore it, you need to ﬁght with it. Fight HARD!!!
Really, the Universe is the most awesome friend. As soon as your spirit believes in your dream, it becomes true, and it’s just a matter of getting the rest of your being to join it. To help you do that, the Universe nudges you along; sometimes subtly, other times like a smack in the head! Your job is just to keep believing and following. Personally, I ﬁnd this is the most fun part, because the hints can be so random. Things the Universe nudged me to do range from giving a pack of oracle cards to a friend, to quit‐ ting my job. And blame it on my issues with authority, but I love how each time I follow the nudge, it’s like sticking it to the Mean Lady!
It’s perfectly acceptable to sit there like a four‐year‐old with your ﬁngers in your ears yelling, “I’m not LIS‐TEN‐ING!” Se‐ riously, whatever it takes. Whether you ignore the voice or ﬁght back, just be sure to never believe any voice ‐ whether it comes from you or someone else ‐ that pokes holes into your dream. Always believe your dream. I had trouble with ‘that voice’. I even gave it a name – she’s the ‘Mean Lady’. Although she has many diﬀerent ways of wording it, her message to me is this: “Sylvie, you are one insane girl to think that you can make a living talking about angels. Everyone thinks you’re crazy – give it up now before you embarrass yourself even more.” Those are harsh words. I just cringed as I typed them. Cring‐ ing is a soul‐destroying feeling, and I eventually got sick of it. So I put together some ﬁghting words: “I love working with angels, it makes me happy and brings joy to others. It’s in everyone’s best interests for me to follow my heart and bring more goodness to the world.” When I say this, the feeling is the equivalent of a great big hug. Instant cringe suppres‐ sant! 4. The Universe is your friend. And it’s a good friend. It’s always listening and it will stick up for your beliefs. But that’s where it gets tricky. If you believe in something that brings you happiness, having the Universe cheer you on is super! But what if you believe you know how to be happy, but it’s just out of your grasp? The Universe hears this and translates it to “I know how to be happy, but I’m not quite ready for it yet”. And it doesn’t want to push you if you’re saying you’re not ready. So it waits. It gives you situations where you can avoid your dream for now. But the second you change your mind and believe you want and deserve your dream, there the Universe will be, backing you up all the way. may 2010
On my own adventure, I went through the steps several times, and not always chronologically. Heck, until recently I didn’t even realise there were steps! But that seems to be perfectly ok, and I ﬁnd the more I work at it, the easier each step becomes ‐ especially the dreaded Step 3. There is, however, one last rule that I ﬁnd tremendously helpful: try to have fun, and always, always give thanks.
An Evening of Angel Adventures! You’re invited to join me and 11 other like‐minded guests for my very ﬁrst Evening of Angel Adventure! Come out and enjoy some fabulous company, great conversation, and of course, some yummy vegan snacks and tea. This fab night of fun will be held in Etobicoke, ON, Canada on Tuesday, May 25th at 7pm, and all you need to bring are $12 and your lovely self. To get the fun started, I’ll draw an angel oracle card and share the insight I receive. Then, who knows where we’ll end up as we chat about the thoughts and questions that come up. If you’d like to join the fun, email me at email@example.com and I’ll save you a spot!
Connect with Sylvie www.cheeriolala.com firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @sylvie_r Facebook: Cheeriolala
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Nothing Sweet About Me: I am what I eat (and so are you) Mel Diamond is a passionate advocator of the Indigo cause. She wants to speak out to help and inspire other Indigo adults to become aware of who they are. Mel is a Reiki healer and teacher, sound healer, writer, singer, neo‐pagan and a student of the shamanic arts. Since I signed up for this Authentic Life thing I’ve really taken stock, and it’s certainly been an eventful month. Now that I’ve left the job (see April’s issue), I’m taking a good look at ex‐ actly what else in my life isn’t doing me any good. There are a few things that need dealing with, some of them scary, but I am the sort of person who laughs in the face of scary, calls it silly names and insults it’s Mother. I know that when something feels like a big scary challenge, that is the way I need to go, come what may. This is where being an Indigo spirit is useful, it’s the part of us
and an attempt to lift my spirits. They were also the result of a part of me not being fully present in that situation; it was oﬀ elsewhere as it could not cope with the way I existed. This part knew I was not acting in my highest interests. So, eating things that taste nice but are unhealthy for you serves as a temporary emotional plug, but a longer‐term spiritual block. Time therefore to get myself back into a good ﬂow of healthy living! Our Higher Self Why does it matter so much anyway? How is the odd choco‐ late bar, bag of crisps, portion of chips etc. going to impact
Our body is a physical vehicle that houses part of our spiritual essence; our energetic ‘self’ that rises to the challenge and gets feisty when faced with adversity. However, more on the bigger stuﬀ in future issues. For now, I’m starting with the basics and really asking myself what in my life is not serving my highest good and blocking me on the path to ultimate truth. Step forward... eating habits! Now, I usually pride myself on being a healthy eater ‐ I’ve previously been through nutritional therapy and made some permanent changes to the way I eat. It was ultimately a pleasure and relief to learn such a simple way of tackling a physical ailment. Ultimately, I also discovered that I was energetically healthier. Lately however, having been in a situation that was not serving my greater good (within the four walls of an oﬃce), some less‐than‐desirable habits crept back in; a chocolate bar here, bag of crisps there ‐ not things I would normally choose to eat were I of fully‐conscious mind. These habits were the result of an emotional slump, page thirty nine
on our spiritual development? The reason is that our body is a physical vehicle that houses part of our spiritual essence; our energetic ‘self’. And it is a mere fragment of our energetic selves ‐ our energetic body is vast, and our chakras reach into the Cosmos. We are spiritual beings having a human ex‐ perience (with thanks to Bob Frissell), and the part of us that remembers this is our Higher Self. For anyone that is unclear about what the Higher Self is, here is a nifty little deﬁnition: “The Higher Self is that part of you that connects you directly to the spiritual realms. It is eternal, inﬁnitely wise and tran‐ scends your everyday consciousness. It is in touch with the Divine because it is part of it.” Asoka Selvarajah (link to full deﬁnition given at the end) It’s the part of us that guides us to the lessons we need to learn in this incarnation, it exists above and beyond our earthly personalities, as a chakra that spins a few feet above our heads. If we are to become fully functional Lightwork‐
ers, Indigo’s, Crystals etc, we must maintain a clear link with our Higher Self as a source of guidance and inﬁnite wisdom. It’s sort of like an all‐knowing big brother/sister that lets you get on with things but will gently lead you back to your path should you stray from it. And all done with unconditional love and zero judgement. Honouring your Higher Self
pecially bad news for ladies. Are you Ms Moodswing at ‘that’ time of the month? Sugar will be exacerbating the issue. Reﬁned white sugar is considered by some to be a drug ‐ it has no nutritional content whatsoever (the reﬁning process removes anything that might be of beneﬁt). It’s purely car‐ bohydrate calories. The damage it can inﬂict on the body
The way we maintain our bodies (the physical vehicle for our spiritual essence) has a direct impact on our connection to our Higher Selves. The food we eat is fuel for our body. It’s such an obvious and simple thing when you think about it, but how many of us out there are really fuelling ourselves the ‘right’ way? How many of us are labouring under the assumption that we’re healthy eaters, when in reality we could do a lot more? Are you eating in a way that honours your highest good? Trust me, when we do we are so much clearer in our thinking, our physical vehicle functions more eﬀectively, and our connection to our Higher Self is stronger. We honour ourselves by eating well. This is a wide topic with lots of room for discussion. Here, for now, is my top food peeve: Sugar. Not naturally occurring sugar ‐ nothing wrong with eating fruit ‐ but reﬁned sugar. It’s in almost everything and it infuriates me because there’s no need. Why do you need to add sugar to a tin of sweetcorn or peas? “It’s a preservative”, they’ll say. Horse manure says I. Especially when you have the same product right next to it with no sugar in. So‐called ‘healthy’ foods will often have sugar in them, so do what I do and be a label geek! I always read labels and look at the ingredients; it’s a real eye‐opener. The eﬀects of sugar
I always read labels and look at the ingredients; it’s a real eye opener
when consumed in large amounts is shocking, and the way it can cause people to behave, equally so. Yet it’s widely avail‐ able. Sugar drags you down in so many ways and it forces your awareness into the physical as your body copes with digesting it, compromising the connection you have with your Higher Self, the real you. Your energy body ‐ your light ‐ is dimmed. In short, sugar is bad news. Now, I’m partial to the odd piece of cake or some organic dark choccie, just enjoy an occa‐ sional treat if you’re into any sort of spiritual development or activity and avoid the stuﬀ the rest of the time. Trust me, it’s a block, it dumbs us down spiritually and mentally and you’ll notice a huge diﬀerence if you give it up for a couple of weeks. People are choosing to put something into their bodies with zero nutritional value. Crazy. Wake up people, Just Say No! Added sugars are a way to keep the masses passive by keep‐ ing us energetically dull, and we’re allowing it to happen right under our noses. Don’t fall for the marketing guﬀ, compa‐ Sugar dulls the senses and puts a massive strain on our nies selling their products aren’t doing it to do you a favour, physical functioning. It aﬀects our hormone levels, so it’s es‐ they’re doing it to make money. Be led only by yourself, not a
Everyone is different, so if what you read resonates then find a good nutritionist and learn how to make it work for you clever marketing campaign. You have the power of choice as a consumer. By avoiding products that contain this rubbish, you are taking very real action against the notion that there is a demand for added sugars. If you like a little sweetness in your life, look into healthier alternatives ‐ agave nectar is my favourite and widely available in health food shops and even supermarkets. If your supermarket doesn’t stock it then ask them to, you are the ones that create the demand. It’s a form of peaceful activism. I’m including links here and encourage you to do your own research on sugar ‐ don’t take my word for it, discover for yourself. Making an informed decision
Links: Agave nectar ‐ www.allaboutagave.com Stevia ‐ www.stevia.com Click here for a pretty fab deﬁnition of the Higher Self. Click here for interesting insights on sugar. And if you’re interested, here’s a link to a site presenting both sides of the argument for aspartame. Do you have an experience like this to share? Share it on Posterous or Lightworker’s Facebook Page.
This is written entirely from my own experiences of nutri‐ tional therapy, my intuitive knowledge and putting both into practice in the ‘real’ world. Everyone is diﬀerent, so if what you read resonates then ﬁnd a good nutritionist and learn how to make it work for you. If you do one thing though, give up sugar. Just don’t replace it with artiﬁcial sweeteners ‐ that’s another subject entirely. Do some ‘net research on ‘aspartame’ and the reasons for that will become clear. To return to my ‘vehicle’ analogy ‐ would you put diesel in a petrol engine? No! Why then are we putting diesel (sugar) into our petrol‐engine’d bodies? Madness when you think about it like that. Since I’ve stepped away from the stuﬀ again I feel so much better in the knowledge that I’m no lon‐ ger choosing to pollute myself with that muck. page forty one Lightworkermag.com
Connect with Mel www.indigohealing.co.uk www.TheIndigoNetwork.ning.com
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Once Upon a Time....
By Jeremy Pfeiffer
I often tell myself, ”don’t be afraid to walk into a dark space and flip on the light switch.” Three years ago, prompted by my love for God, natural energy practices and freedom, I embarked on a mission to research and study The Universal En‐ ergy Force. My quest for knowledge and the exploration of these energy practices has opened my awareness, teaching me so much about my natural surroundings and myself; thus inspir‐ ing my work with cymatics and natural phenomena. Throughout my journey, I have come back to the realization that true knowl‐ edge can only be uncovered from with‐ in myself; balanced by mind, body and spirit, driven by my heart’s conscious expression for love towards all things. Love Love, this is where the healing origi‐ nates. Without the expanding high impedance frequency of Love, a living microbial system will never be able to successfully organize itself into a puri‐ ﬁed state. Puriﬁcation for me is the page forty three
balancing of mind, body and spirit; through connecting with the natural el‐ ements and meditating upon the Heart Sutra as the source. Once we achieve balance, we can be of use to this planet as guides and healers, using our hearts and gifts to create harmonic organi‐ zation within our dimensional space. Practicing harmony. This is why cymat‐ ics has become an intriguing model for me to study. Harmony My observations of harmonic reso‐ nant sound frequencies being pulsed through water can be described as spiraling vortex motions forming into organized geometric patterns. As the sound frequency is attuned, it then shifts into more complex geometric patterns, all the while passing through periods of total chaos and disorganiza‐ tion. This empirical phenomenon was so profound and fell in line with how I have always observed the laws of ener‐ gy throughout nature. What ultimately intrigues me about my observations is how sound through water becomes a parallel to my study of natural energy practices, and how etheric energy ﬂows through the living system in the same fashion as sound through water. may 2010
As I gain understanding and a refreshed perspective, I am becoming more aware of my responsibility to make a diﬀerence, right where I am in my life. I use my work with ﬁlm and editorial as an outlet to heal and communicate with the universe. I have begun to use these etheric energy models and understand‐ ing of the heart to inspire people, as well as myself. By accessing, shaping and moving energy to bring under‐ standing and healing to a living system, I can help lead the universal conscious towards the heart for puriﬁcation.
Familiarize yourself with the natu‐ ral ﬁve elements: Earth, Metal (Air), Water, Wood, and Fire. These natural elements are abundant throughout our planet and together with love make ev‐ erything complete. Each element has a subtle but powerful energy that ema‐ nates from it. This etheric energy helps to supply everything on this planet with life force. We need not physically deplete the earth of these elements, as we have throughout time, but by learn‐ ing to connect to the subtle energy of these elements we can charge and heal our bodies.
This is a great way to begin to awaken your true purpose. Let your heart and its dreams become your guide from then on. When you feel depleted, pull from the nature to recharge. Once we learn to connect to the earth this way, we will no longer have a need to de‐ plete each other of energy, we can pull from our Mother Earth to heal each of ourselves and in turn heal our planet.
Challenge I would encourage people to make the eﬀort to talk to that person standing next to them, no matter if they are a stranger, friend or family. Use your heart’s approach, the approach you would take with something or some‐ one you love and respect very much. This type of interaction helps to build the harmonic conscious shift. Start with whatever is right in front of you, balance and heal this ﬁrst; your eﬀorts will point you in the right direc‐ tion. may 2010
Ultimately, my true purpose is to move into and with the true frequencies of our natural cosmic universe, using heart as my compass and engine. Still I continue to research, practice and transpose Take a walk in nature during sunrise or with such passion. Love is my passion. sunset, ﬁnd a tree next to a natural run‐ ning stream and touch its bark, breathe in the air that surrounds its leaves, feel the dense earth that supports its roots, wash your hands and face in the stream from which it drinks, stand in the ﬁery sun that supports its climate. Gather this information with all your ﬁve senses as best you can, and store it within your memory. You can call upon this memory of the healing elements To learn more about my work please anytime you wish. visit the following links: www.jeremypfeiﬀerproductions.com www.meditationforourgeneration.com
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Words of Wisdom “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” Benjamin Franklin
“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” Aristotle
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey
“With out passion you dont have energy, with out energy you have nothing.” Donald Trump
Tibetan Chakra Meditations ‐ Ben Scott and Christa Michell Feeling unbalanced or drained af‐ ter a long day? Then these medi‐ tations will soothe your soul and releases all stresses and strains. The Tibetan bowl resonances progress through each of the chakras, leaving you feeling clear, refreshed and rebalanced.
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The Bow, the Arrow and the Target
By Paulo Coelho
The bow is life: all energy emanates The arrow is your intention. It is what from it. joins the strength of the bow to the centre of the target. The arrow will be shot one day. Our intentions have to be crystal‐clear, The target is far away. straight and well balanced.
We are all archers of divine Will. And so it is absolutely essential that we know what instruments we have at our disposal.
But your life will always be with you, Once it leaves, it will not return, so it is and you have to know how to take better to interrupt a process – because proper care of it. the movements that led up to it were not precise and correct – than to act It needs periods of inactivity – a bow in any way just because the bow was that is always ready, in a state of ten‐ already taut and the target already sion, loses its potency. So, accept rest waiting. to recover your ﬁrmness: in this way, when you stretch the string, your But never fail to show your intention if strength will be intact. the only thing that paralyses you is the fear of making a mistake. If you perform The bow has no conscience: it is a pro‐ the right movements, open your hand longation of the archer’s hand and de‐ sire. It serves to kill or to meditate. So, The only thing that always be clear about your intentions. A bow is ﬂexible, but it also has its lim‐ its. Any eﬀort beyond its capacity will break it, or else tire out the hand that holds it fast. By the same token, do not ask of your body more than it can do. And understand that one day old age will arrive – and that this is a blessing, not a curse.
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paralyses you is the fear of making a mistake.
and release the string, take the neces‐ sary steps and face your challenges. Even if you do not hit the target, you will know how to correct your aim the next time.
To keep the bow elegantly open, have each part do only what is necessary, If you do not take risks, you will never and do not waste your energy. This will know the changes that needed to be enable you to shoot lots of arrows with‐ made. out growing tired. Lightworkermag.com
The target The target is the objective to be at‐ tained. It was chosen by you. Here lies the beauty of the path: you can never apologise by saying that the adversary was stronger. Because it was you who chose your target, and you are respon‐ sible for it.
The objective only exists insofar as a man is capable of dreaming of reaching it. it. What justiﬁes its existence is desire – or else it would be something dead, a distant dream, a daydream.
So, just as intention seeks its objec‐ tive, the objective likewise seeks man’s If you look on the target as an enemy, intention, for that is what gives our life you might even make a good shot but a meaning: it is no longer just an idea, you will not manage to improve any‐ but the centre of the archer’s world. thing in yourself. You will spend your life just trying to put an arrow in the centre of something made of paper or wood, which is absolutely useless. And when you are with other people you will complain all the time that you do not do anything interesting. That is why you need to choose your objective, do your very best to attain it, look upon it with respect and dignity: you have to know what it means, how much eﬀort it has taken, how much training and intuition. When you look at the target, concen‐ trate not just on it but on everything going on around you, because when the arrow is shot, it will have to deal with factors that you miss, such as wind, weight and distance. The objective only exists insofar as a man is capable of dreaming of reaching
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Top 20 Energy-Saving Tips Heating 1. Turn the radiator oﬀ when you are out. 2. Close the window before turning your radiator on. 3. Close your curtains at dusk to prevent heat from escaping through the windows. 4. Turn the heating down. As well as wasting energy, having your house too hot is bad for you, as it helps germs to breed and circulate. When it gets cold, why not put on a jumper rather than turning up the heating? 5. Fix doors and windows that don’t seal correctly when closed. Washing 6. Wash your clothes at 30 or 40°C. Modern washing powders/liquids are designed to get clothes clean at this temperature. 7. Save up your dirty laundry to do full loads. Doing a half‐load in the washing machine uses more than half the energy of doing a full load. 8. If you aren’t doing a full load of washing, use the half‐ load/economy setting. In the kitchen 9. Put a lid on your saucepan to reduce the amount of heat that escapes. 10. Only put as much water as you need in the kettle. 11. Allow food to cool before putting it in the fridge or freez‐ er. 12. Don’t leave the fridge or freezer door open for any longer than necessary. In your home 13. Switch oﬀ the light when you leave the room. 14. Switch oﬀ the light when it is sunny. 15. Switch oﬀ your mobile phone charger at the wall when you are not using it. 16. Use energy eﬃcient light bulbs. 17. Switch oﬀ your monitor if you are leaving the computer for more than a few minutes. 18. Switch oﬀ your TV and music system completely rather than leaving them on standby. 19. Enable the power down features on your computer to come on after 5/10 minutes. Screen savers do not save energy. 20. Switch oﬀ your computer when you are not using it. page forty nine
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Jamie Oliver Inspire Jamie was born to a pub/restaurant‐owning father, and immediately loved the passionate, joyful and collaborative ethic of “everyone working together to make this lovely stuﬀ and having a laugh doing it.” This passion led him to catering college then onto publishing recipe books and ﬁlming TV programmes where his energetic creativity, love and enthusiasm for food could be felt emanating from his every pore. Such is his commitment to these principles that he has created the Ministry of Food “to inspire you to get in the kitchen and cook meals for yourself and your family from scratch, whether you’re a complete beginner or a good cook who likes simplic‐ ity. With some basic skills under your belt and a handful of recipes, you’ll be able to prepare nutritious meals on any budget, and there’s nothing like sitting around a table to bring people together.” Challenge Jamie is happy to challenge established restaurant conventions, so in 2002 he opened the ﬁrst Fifteen Restaurant in London. This has grown into a global brand, and Jamie explains his intention is simple, “Fifteen is more than a restaurant. It is a social enterprise, oﬀering a product with a purpose. The product is a high end din‐ ing experience in a restaurant where the best of produce is prepared by great chefs and apprentices and served by knowledgeable, professional and relaxed people. The purpose is the empowerment of young people who need a second chance to establish their place in the world. It is our belief that they can create for themselves great careers in the restaurant industry.” Educate Feeling a burning desire to help make the world a better place, Jamie yearned “to make bigger, more positive change happen; change that would aﬀect not merely a handful of young people but millions...” The result was his ‘School Dinners’ campaign, where he crusaded to ban the junk in UK schools and get children eating fresh, tasty nutritious food instead. His manifesto was taken to the highest levels of national government, forcing new and improved food standards to be introduced. This year Jamie has extended his campaign to the US, and hits the road with the mission statement, “I believe that every child in America has the right to fresh, nutri‐ tious school meals, and that every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food. Too many people are being aﬀected by what they eat. It’s time for a national revolu‐ tion. America needs to stand up for better food!” www.jamieoliver.com page fifty one